Formalise your Veterinary Nursing qualifications with our Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. This course provides you with the industry qualification you need for your veterinary nursing career, helping you develop your skills in a range of animal care and surgical routines.
Secure your future in animal health
Formalise your Veterinary Nursing qualifications with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and receive a highly regarded industry qualification for your veterinary nursing career, as you develop skills in a range of animal care and surgical routines. We provide quality training in areas such as reception duties, clinical pathology, radiology, theatre routines, dental nursing and general animal care.
Industry connections and resources
Our fully qualified staff of animal care experts have many years experience in the industry and will support throughout this course.
Benefit from joining this course as a part-time student while you’re working in a veterinary clinic off campus and attending relevant workshops throughout the year. Streamline your learning by taking elective subjects that develop your specific work skills.
We will also hold intensive practical workshops at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Fairfield campus and at our brand new Veterinary Nursing Learning Centre, at the Epping campus.
This is a nationally recognised industry based qualification.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing opens doors to further career options, such as working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics.
You will be assessed through a range of methods, including workshop attendance, written activities, assignments and satisfactory completion of practical skills in the workplace.
This course is taught primarily off campus and at our Fairfield campus for workshops but will include teaching elements in your workplace/industry and from time-to-time attending classes at Epping campus (as required).
CampusesWorkplace & Industry, Fairfield
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
- (for those with a minimum of 15 hours paid employment in a veterinary clinic)
- Part-time, work-based over 3 years (minimum 2 years)
- Please contact us after this time if you do gain employment later in the year
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment methods for this course includes workshop attendance, written activities, assignments and satisfactory completion of practical skills in the workplace
MaterialsWe will supply a list of materials including texts and stationery items that you will need to purchase.
Entrance RequirementsMinimum of 15 hours paid employment in a veterinary clinic. Applicants may consider completing before in a clinic.
ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies is preferred.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to go on to the elective areas of our HEPIADVN Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing
Career PathwaysAs a graduate you may find work in private veterinary clinics, offering a diverse range of services and undertaking a various tasks and duties. The course also opens doors to working for pet food companies, in animal pharmaceuticals or specialist clinics
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|ACMCAS307A||PROVIDE COMPANION ANIMAL HYDROBATHING SERVICES||40|
|ACMCAS409A||PROVIDE TRAINING ADVICE TO COMPANION ANIMAL OWNERS||60|
|ACMEQU402A||DETERMINE NUTRITIONAL NEEDS IN PROVISION OF HORSE HEALTH CARE||60|
|ACMEQU405A||MAINTAIN AND MONITOR HORSE HEALTH AND WELFARE||80|
|ACMGAS202A||PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS||20|
|ACMGAS204A||FEED AND WATER ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS205A||ASSIST IN HEALTH CARE OF ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS208A||SOURCE INFORMATION FOR ANIMAL CARE NEEDS||40|
|ACMGAS301A||MAINTAIN AND MONITOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING||50|
|ACMGAS302A||PROVIDE ENRICHMENT FOR ANIMALS||40|
|ACMGAS303A||PLAN FOR AND PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMALS||60|
|ACMGAS304A||CARRY OUT SIMPLE BREEDING PROCEDURES||40|
|ACMINF301A||COMPLY WITH INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ANIMAL WORK||60|
|ACMSPE302A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF BIRDS||40|
|ACMSPE303A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF COMMON NATIVE ANIMALS||40|
|ACMSPE304A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOGS||40|
|ACMSPE305A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF DOMESTIC CATS||40|
|ACMSPE307A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF FRESHWATER FISH||40|
|ACMSPE310A||BASIC CARE OF MAMMALS||40|
|ACMSPE312A||PROVIDE BASIC CARE OF RODENTS AND RABBITS||40|
|ACMSUS301A||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||40|
|ACMVET201A||CARRY OUT VETERINARY NURSING RECEPTION DUTIES||30|
|ACMVET202A||CARRY OUT DAILY CLINIC ROUTINES||40|
|ACMVET203A||ASSIST WITH SURGERY PREPARATIONS||40|
|ACMVET401A||COORDINATE PATIENT ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE||40|
|ACMVET402A||APPLY IMAGING ROUTINES||80|
|ACMVET403A||PERFORM CLINIC PATHOLOGY PROCEDURES||70|
|ACMVET404A||PERFORM CLINIC OFFICE PROCEDURES||30|
|ACMVET405A||CARRY OUT SURGICAL NURSING ROUTINES||80|
|ACMVET407A||CARRY OUT MEDICAL NURSING ROUTINES||40|
|ACMVET408A||COORDINATE AND PERFORM THEATRE ROUTINES||40|
|ACMVET409A||PROVIDE SPECIFIC ANIMAL CARE ADVICE||120|
|ACMVET410A||CARRY OUT VETERINARY DENTAL NURSING PROCEDURES||40|
|ACMVET411A||PREPARE, DELIVER AND REVIEW ANIMAL CARE EDUCATION PROGRAMS||50|
|ACMWHS301A||CONTRIBUTE TO WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||50|
|AHCLSK330A||IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES FOR FOALING DOWN MARES||100|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.